It is not hyperbole to say that FOX News and the rabid right-wing propaganda machine is literally trying to tear this country apart. The unabashed white supremacist rhetoric and outrageous lies that spew forth on a nightly basis from FOX hosts like Laura Ingraham and Tucker Carlson are incredibly dangerous, fanning the flames of racial hatred, anti-government extremism, and paranoid conspiracy among FOX ‘s huge audience.
A clear and present danger to our national unity and public safety for decades, the recent escalation of anti-Black sentiment and the promotion of “great replacement” white genocide conspiracy theories from FOX has been so egregious that it’s even sparked public rebuke from its rival networks.
CNN’s Jim Acosta called out the two worst offenders — Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham.
“Laura Ingraham, her only expertise in big lies is that she tells so many of them! But let’s be real. We understand what’s going on in America. As the prosecutor said in the Derek Chauvin case, believe your eyes…It’s not just Laura Ingraham. How about Tucker Carlson who in the wake of the Derek Chauvin verdict showed us all what’s under the hood? Carlson’s anger wasn’t about the actions of a police officer who murdered a man, but about the guilty verdict. Or as Carlson, FOX’S chief white power correspondent, described the decision: ‘please don’t hurt us,'” said Acosta during his Saturday show after he played two clips of the pair of Nazis on their own show.
“It’s not just Laura Ingraham. How about Tucker Carlson who in the wake of the Derek Chauvin verdict showed us all what’s under the hood” pic.twitter.com/2KguWV8ViU
— Acyn (@Acyn) April 24, 2021
Under the hood is right. Tucker and Ingraham are promoting ideas that come straight from the Klan, and it’s absolutely terrifying to hear them being repeated on national television. All the work we’ve done to make white Americans understand the violence, humiliation, injustice, and exploitation that Black Americans are forced to endure on a daily basis is being undone every time these ghouls go on the air.
Rupert Murdoch and the FOX network know exactly what they are doing — and there’s going to be hell to pay if we don’t figure out a way to stop them.